No. 17 – Chatham Tap

Best Soccer Bar

If you don’t know what Arsenal and Manchester United are, you might want to drink elsewhere. This English pub caters to scarfed soccer fans, and apparently there are a lot of them. It’s perfectly acceptable to show up alone here and belly up to the bar for the house-specialty fish and chips and an Old Speckled Hen. But if you’re a party of five or more, you’ll probably be drinking on the makeshift patio in the alley. Chatham Tap gets a red card only for the fact that the dining room is as crowded as England itself.

719 Massachusetts Ave., 317-917-8425

Photo by Tony Valainis

This article appeared in the January 2013 issue.